Permits are not required for this reach.
From the take-out on Highway 140, backtrack towards Mariposa, then turn left onto Triangle Road. Stay on Triangle road till the intersection of Triangle, Darrah and Jerseydale Roads. Turn left (north) onto Jerseydale Rd. After nearly 4 miles turn north onto Scott Rd, and follow it to Hite's Cove Rd. Park at the Snyder Gulch trailhead and hike to the river. Only 4 wheel drive vehicles should attempt to drive further on the Hite's Cove four wheel drive road to the river.
SF Merced at Main Merced confluence
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